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IDF commandeers Zaytouna ship

The IDF commandeered the Zaytouna ship before it arrived in Gaza. There were no injuries.Uzi Baruch, 10/5/2016, 7:28 PM

Skylark: The drone that dominates the skies of Gaza

All-female IDF unit uses miniature drones to keep an eye on Hamas activity in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2016, 2:47 PM

Apples, honey, and fatigues

The three soldiers tell Arutz Sheva why they are proud not to be home for the holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2016, 10:54 AM

Obama urged to probe killing of Palestinian-American teen

15 organizations call on Obama to investigate the killing of a Palestinian-American teenager by Israeli soldiers.JTA, 9/30/2016, 2:42 AM

Soldier's death was caused by colleague playing with grenade

The IDF has concluded investigation of grenade accident in July, stating that explosion was caused by soldier playing with grenade pin.Arutz Sheva staff, 9/28/2016, 7:14 PM

Security alert in Jerusalem area lifted

Police and security forces deployed along main Jerusalem roads and checkpoints are being set.Arutz Sheva staff, 9/27/2016, 7:38 PM

Army Rabbinate neglecting mezuzahs?

NGO claims that many army bases have invalid mezuzahs - or none at all.Orly Harari, 9/27/2016, 12:36 PM

IDF soldier seriously injured in training accident

IDF soldier seriously injured while training at a base in southern Israel. The incident is under investigation.Kobi Finkler, 9/27/2016, 6:11 AM

Soldier lightly injured in training accident

A soldier was lightly injured in a training accident at the Adam training center.Yoel Domb, 9/26/2016, 11:01 PM

Accused officer to begin mediation with military prosecutor

In the wake of the indictment issued against Brigadier General Ofek Buchris, the sides have agreed to begin mediation procedures.Shlomo Piotrokowski, 9/26/2016, 5:31 PM

Watch: The complex reality of the IDF

Watch a movie directed by Tzvi Fishman showing the life-threatening reality with which IDF soldiers in Judea and Samaria have to deal., 9/26/2016, 2:02 AM

IDF standing orders affecting religious soldiers to be updated

New standing orders, drafted over 5 years, will deal with mixed-gender service, expected to discriminate between officers and soldiers.Yedidya Ben-Or, 9/25/2016, 1:34 PM

IDF knapsack with weapons found near Hevron

An army knapsack containing classified materials and weapons was found by Palestinian Arabs on Route 35 near Hevron.Uzi Baruch, 9/24/2016, 8:43 PM

Stones and Molotov cocktails at Joseph's tomb

Hundreds of worshippers visiting Joseph's tomb greeted by Molotov-cocktail-throwing Arabs.Uzi Baruch, 9/22/2016, 7:56 AM

Mother of drowned soldier: I want the officers punished

Her son's commanding officers have been demoted and rebuked, but drowned soldier's mother insists they be court-martialed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2016, 8:19 PM

Officers demoted after soldier drowns

An investigation into the death of a soldier results in commanding officers being relieved of their posts.Kobi Finkler, 9/20/2016, 3:41 PM

IDF reinforces presence in Judea and Samaria

In light of recent attacks, army stations additional troops in Judea and Samaria.Chana Roberts, 9/17/2016, 10:51 PM

Lone soldiers gather for well-deserved day of fun

5,500 lone soldiers gathered for fun day at Shefayim water park.Chana Roberts, 9/16/2016, 1:15 AM

What will Israel's next war look like?

Could Israel be facing multi-front war with hundreds of thousands of rockets targeting Israeli cities? IDF presents war scenario to cabinet.Uzi Baruch, 9/15/2016, 5:17 PM

IDF attacks in Syria following latest 'spillover'

Israel Air Force targets artillery positions of the Syrian regime after three projectiles hit Israel.Elad Benari, 9/14/2016, 12:04 AM

IDF attacks Syrian regime targets in the Golan Heights

Aircraft from the Israel Air Force strike cannons belonging to the Syrian regime after mortar explodes in the Golan Heights.Elad Benari, 9/13/2016, 2:33 AM

IDF drill simulates terrorist shooting attack

Large-scale exercise simulates terrorist shooting attack with casualties, IDF forces succeed in locating & arresting simulated 'terrorists'.Uzi Baruch, 9/10/2016, 11:32 PM

IDF attacks Syrian mortar launchers

Israeli Air Force launches airstrikes against mortar launchers belonging to the Syrian regime in the Golan Heights.Elad Benari, 9/8/2016, 2:24 AM

Meet the recipients of citations for extraordinary bravery

IDF soldiers who showed initiative and awareness in live terrorist situations recognized in special ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2016, 10:36 PM

'I trusted Azariya with my eyes closed'

Elor Azariya's commander continued his tesimony for Azariya's defense, and noted how much he relied on Azariya in stressful situations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2016, 3:42 PM

IDF attacks in Syria

IDF forces attacked Syrian mortar enclavements in retaliation for mortar bombing in Central Golan HeightsKobi Finkler, 9/4/2016, 10:27 PM

'Haredi paratroopers? A dangerous enticement'

As IDF begins recruitment campaign for all-haredi paratrooper unit, draft opponent warns program is dangerous enticement to join army.Benny Toker, 9/2/2016, 9:24 AM

'I was afraid I was going to get blown up'

Medic takes the stand for Elor Azariya, notes the unique atmosphere of 'chaos and fear' at the scene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2016, 1:57 PM

Former IDF general blasts 'occupation'

"We are the champions of the occupation," charges Maj. Gen. (res.) Gadi Shamni, former head of the IDF Central Command.Uzi Baruch, 9/1/2016, 5:14 AM

'How much evil can we swallow?'

In a Facebook post, Elor Azariya's sister described the difficulties the family now faces on a daily basis.Eti Azariya, 8/31/2016, 12:03 PM

Security forces raid radio station which incited against Israel

"Alsanabel," famous for its calls for violent terror attacks, has finally been shut down.Kobi Finkler, 8/31/2016, 7:27 AM

Near-tragedy as soldier left on shooting range fire zone

A routine visit to the firing range almost ended in tragedy when one soldier was forgotten in the fire zone.Yedidya Ben-Or, 8/30/2016, 7:26 PM

Just testing: Soldier stabs another through bulletproof vest

While testing their new bullet-proof vests, a soldier stabbed through his friend's jacket with a Leatherman, wounding him in the abdomen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2016, 7:32 PM

Ambulance driver in Hevron: 'I felt terrorist posed a threat'

Presenting testimony for Elor Azariya's defense, an ambulance driver at the scene noted that he felt the terrorist was still a threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2016, 7:15 PM

Bombed children of Sderot - confident soldiers of today

Sderot merits a special kind of protection - their own children, now grown up and serving in their hometowns as soldiers of the IDF.Uzi Baruch, 8/28/2016, 12:38 PM

Why is it forbidden to enter the tomb of Yehoshua ben Nun?

13 hassidim - mostly teens - who were arrested while praying at the tomb of Yehoshua Ben Nun, have been distanced from Judea-Samaria.Rachel Kaplan, 8/28/2016, 11:34 AM

Watch: Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot trains with IDF

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot let a week-long divisional exercise which included the Armoured Corps, Air Force, and infantry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2016, 10:33 PM

Haredi recruit thrown off bus, told to shave beard

Army regulations create pitfalls for religious recruits.Michal Levy, 8/25/2016, 10:24 AM

13 Gaza Operation cases against IDF soldiers closed

Army prosecutor closes 13 cases against IDF soldiers, stemming from 2014 Gaza operation. Three soldiers indicted on looting charges.Kobi Finkler, 8/24/2016, 5:56 PM

Watch: IDF's new APC in action

New 'Eitan' wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier is 'more protected, efficient, and affordable' than previous models in use by the IDFArutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2016, 1:52 PM

Liberman: multiculturalism and Army don't mix

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to soldiers: 'a citizens' army is critical for the survival of the Jewish people.'Kobi Finkler and Tal Polon, 8/23/2016, 1:04 PM

Conflict of interest in IDF tender for educating senior officers

Hartman Institute's involvement in educational initiatives together with the Defense Ministry may be tainted by conflict of interest.Yoel Domb, 8/23/2016, 11:42 AM

'There was justification to open fire'

Senior officers: Scene of terrorism in Hevron for which Azariya is indicted constituted a "crisis of command" by high-ranking officers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2016, 11:05 PM

Chief of Staff and rabbis meet to defuse tensions

In the wake of tensions in the IDF between the army brass and the religious soldiers, IDF Head met with rabbis to repair wounds.Hillel Fendel, 8/21/2016, 9:00 PM

Neturei Karta demonstrators arrested in front of draft office

Police arrested demonstrators that had attacked them during a protest for a drafted yeshiva student who was arrested.Haim Lev, 8/21/2016, 7:32 PM

Teens attack police at 'draft party'

When they answered a noise complaint, police officers did not expect to find underage drinkers at a "draft party" - who attacked them.Rachel Kaplan, 8/21/2016, 1:18 PM

Watch: Our soldiers speak

Arutz Sheva interviews Our Soldiers Speak, a new initiative to give actively serving IDF and police servicemen a voice to the world.Eliran Aharon, 8/21/2016, 12:27 PM

Jewish Home minister: Beard crisis is 'our job'

"Matters such as these are painful and infuriating," said Minister Uri Ariel. "There is no place for them in the IDF."Yedidya Ben Or, 8/21/2016, 11:46 AM

52 combat soldiers commanded to shave

"I was in shock. Why are they forcing me to choose between two values which I believe in?!" Commander freezes order pending investigation.Ido ben Porat, 8/19/2016, 12:53 PM

Haredim riot over draft-dodger arrest

Police report rioting haredim in Jerusalem near Kikar Hashabbat, after security forces arrested a youth for dodging the IDF draft.Rachel Kaplan, 8/18/2016, 9:41 PM

IDF punishes soldiers for allegedly throwing stun grenade

The Israeli army on Thursday jailed one soldier and sanctioned two others for apparently throwing a stun grenade at some Palestinians.AFP, 8/18/2016, 6:33 PM

Watch: 669 to the rescue

"Anyone who saves one life, has saved a world" - IDF rescue unit 669 works daily to save injured soldiers and civilians.Uzi Baruch, 8/18/2016, 5:19 PM

IDF arrests Hamas official in Ramallah

Overnight, the IDF arrested Hussein Muhammed Abu Kawik, a Hamas leader and member of the Palestinian election commision.Rachel Kaplan, 8/17/2016, 11:39 AM

Upbeat IDF rabbinical course concludes in Old City

Amid the ongoing tension between the IDF religious division and top brass, IDF rabbis welcomed new trainees to their ranks in the Old City.Hillel Fendel, 8/17/2016, 9:55 AM

Two IDF soldiers critically injured

After their APC collided with a bulldozer, two soldiers remain in critical condition, one unconscious and on a respirator.Kobi Finkler, 8/17/2016, 9:45 AM

Golan Heights accident victims were soldiers

Seven people who were injured in Tuesday’s accident near Har Dov were soldiers.Kobi Finkler, 8/17/2016, 12:03 AM

Riots in refugee camp over IDF operation

Large-scale counter-terrorism operation elicits rioting in Arab town near Hevron.Uzi Baruch, 8/16/2016, 12:47 PM